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Jurine Ruth Gerber

September 3, 2016

Obituary

Jurine Ruth Gerber, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday evening, September 3rd, 2016, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, MN. Jurine was born in Austin, Minnesota on April 29th, 1923, the daughter of Howard and Ella (Williamson) Johnson. Jurine was married to Arthur W. Gerber on April 23rd, 1946 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, MN. They celebrated more than 66 years of marriage. Jurine worked at Hormel Foods for 30 years. After retiring in 1981 she became involved with cross-stich, Hardanger embroidery, and a deep passion for quilting blossomed. She was a member of the KeepSake Quilters Guild of Austin and thoroughly enjoyed the time with her quilting friends. She submitted many projects to the Mower County Fair and the Minnesota Quilters Guild, earning many blue and grand champion ribbons for her beautiful work. Jurine loved dancing with Arthur on weekends, photography, traveling, baking delicious goodies and cooking excellent meals. But what she thoroughly enjoyed the most was spending time with her family. The traditional Norwegian meal of lutefisk and lefse dinners, baking Norwegian sweets and delicacies during the Christmas season was a passion she shared with all. This seasonal feast is still a cherished family tradition enjoyed by her children and grandchildren. Surviving are sons Daryl (Linda), Silver Bay, MN and Dale, Golden Valley, MN; daughter Sharlyn Hall, Greenfield, MN; four grandchildren, Rachelle Gerber, Sarah Stewart, Jacob Gerber and Cassidy Hall; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis Turvold, Beloit, IL; sister-in-law Rosemary Johnson, Austin, MN; brother-in-law Jerome (Darlene) Gerber, Adams, MN; many nieces and nephews. Jurine was preceded in death by her husband Arthur; her parents; son Sheldon; brother Dean Johnson, sisters Elvira Johnson, Arleen Reed and Cleone Johnson; son-in-law Geoffrey S. Gerber-Marshall; brother-in-law’s Raymond, Robert and Lawrence Gerber; sister-in-law’s Serelda Kramer and Florence Fasbender. A celebration of Jurines’ life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9th, 2016, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Raul Silva officiating. A wake will also be held September 8th, at Mayer Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Rosary will start at 4 and a prayer service will start at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to church services at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Following services, lunch will be served at the Queen of Angels Cunningham Hall. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Thursday, September 8 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, September 9 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912


Service

Friday, September 9 2016
11:00 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912

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